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Winter vomiting disease-that's what some are calling norovirus. It seems to be breaking out more frequently or else being reported more often.

Hand-washing seems to be the best practice for prevention of this one as with so many other easily communicated illnesses. Hand sanitizers don't work on norovirus or a lot of other viruses. They can give folks a false sense of prevention. Also, the way rubber gloves are used. Have you ever watched people wearing rubber gloves handle all kinds of things as if the gloves magically prevent transmissions?

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/W ... to-2715402

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I learned that many germs are thwarted best by plain old soap and water and good, long hand-washing techniques. C-Diff, a particularly nasty infection is one of those.

Thanks for the reminder.

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The two best pieces of advice for avoiding most infections are: (1) wash hands often and (2) don't touch your face or anything hanging on it. Most people do neither and (2) is the hardest to follow.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:The two best pieces of advice for avoiding most infections are: (1) wash hands often and (2) don't touch your face or anything hanging on it. Most people do neither and (2) is the hardest to follow.
(3) Avoid people.
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Tuberculosis Increasing At Alarming Rates In Neighborhoods Across London

Diseases mostly forgotten and often associated with Victorian times or undeveloped nations are now making their way across modern countries. Diseases like tuberculosis (TB), scarlet fever and scurvy — which were rampant in the...

Diseases mostly forgotten and often associated with Victorian times or undeveloped nations are now making their way across modern countries. Diseases like tuberculosis (TB), scarlet fever and scurvy — which were rampant in the 19th and early 20th centuries — are increasing at alarming rates in neighborhoods across London, sometimes surpassing places like Iraq and Rwanda, according to CNN.

The surprising revival is likely caused by increased migration, malnutrition, poverty and inaccessible health care combined with lower vaccinations for whooping cough and the measles, CNN reported.

“I think there is a general sense in this country, at least for me — which is incorrect — that infectious diseases are completely eradicated, or that we found some way to get rid of them and that they are ‘Victorian’ illnesses,” Londoner Josie Garrett, who is recovering from tuberculosis, told CNN. “The reality is that’s just not the case. It’s definitely something people need to be aware of.”
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FDA warns of honey-filled pacifiers after infants hospitalized with botulism

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PUBLISHED: 11/19/18 04:25 PM ESTUPDATED: 11/19/18 04:25 PM EST

The Texas Department of State Health Services is warning parents and other adults not to give babies pacifiers containing honey, after four infants in Texas were treated for botulism. Health officials say the four babies who got sick had each been given a honey-containing pacifier purchased in Mexico, CBS affiliate KHOU reports.

The department issued the warning Friday and reported that the four illnesses occurred from mid-August to the end of October. All four infants were hospitalized for life-saving treatment. The infants were unrelated and lived in different parts of the state.

Botulism is a serious illness which is caused by a toxin that attacks the body's nerves. The toxin can cause difficulty breathing, paralysis, and even death.


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Back when I was a childbearing woman, honey on the binky was ill advised becuz botulism. Why would anyone want a baby to have honey? It don't make no sense.
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